A legal inquiry into the planning guidelines supporting Hendon’s redevelopment has been postponed following a change in management at Barnet Council. The delay in the judicial review hearing to consider Burroughs and Middlesex University’s Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) comes after the new Labor Administration asked for time to consider theRead More →

Parents who have fought against compulsory sex education in Wales – which the government says will ‘gradually empower learners’ from an early age on subjects such as equity, sex, gender and sexuality – have obtained a judicial review. Representing 5,000 parents and grandparents, child protection advocates Public Child Protection WalesRead More →

Parents who have fought against compulsory sex education in Wales – which the government says will ‘progressively empower learners’ from an early age on subjects such as equity, sex, gender and sexuality – have obtained a judicial review. Representing 5,000 parents and grandparents, child protection advocates Public Child Protection WalesRead More →

“We are approaching a precipice in safety, feelings of safety and confidence in the criminal justice system in our communities. This statement is found in a Community Trust in Justice (CCJ) advocacy document presented to Kelowna Council on Monday, May 30. The document covers topics such as property crimes, prolificRead More →

The High Court has dismissed a complaint against Eastleigh Borough Council over its decision to grant planning permission for a runway extension at Southampton Airport. In Goesa Ltd, R (at the request of) v Eastleigh Borough Council [2022] EWHC 1221, Holgate J. dismissed all five grounds advanced byRead More →

The Administrative Court of England and Wales recently considered whether the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), when producing a report, under the ‘Guest Review Mechanism’ (IRM), could be challenged by judicial review. Madam Justice Hill’s judgment provides a useful review of the competent authorities and illustrates the limits of judicialRead More →

The delegation from the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has determined that Malta’s “excruciatingly slow” justice system continues to impact the quality and efficiency of justice. Speaking to journalists at Europe House at the end of the LIBE committee’s visit to Malta, committee chair Sophie in’tRead More →

On Monday, Supreme Court President Justice Esther Hayut warned that the political discourse surrounding the judiciary was devolving and warned that attacks on the judiciary were “dangerous”. “Unfortunately, civil dialogue and personal accountability have given way to confrontational rhetoric that has spawned attacks on the justice system and its judgesRead More →

Arlington County Courthouse (staff photo by Matt Blitz) A new restorative justice program launched last week in Arlington, aimed at diverting those under 26 from the criminal justice system. The Heart of Safety program, part of the county’s Restorative Arlington initiative, held its first training session early last week. TheRead More →

The High Court has ruled in favor of a Castleisland councilor who sought judicial review of the selection process for a local development council. Independent Councilor Charlie Farrelly, elected in the Municipal District of Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne, has taken legal action against Kerry County Council after Fianna Fáil’s Mikey Sheehy andRead More →

The criminal justice system continues to operate at ‘unacceptable levels’ in England and Wales and is far from recovering from the ‘shock’ of the coronavirus pandemic, watchdogs have warned. Four high-level inspectors have joined forces to express their “serious concerns” about the situation. Charlie Taylor, Chief Inspector of Prisons, JustinRead More →

Poor knowledge and deployment of Information Technology (ICT) has undermined Nigeria’s policing and criminal justice system. The results revealed that technology and the police have been interconnected for decades, since the advent of the telephone, automobile and two-way radio. Today, technology seems to advance at a pace of geometric progression,Read More →

Human rights lawyers and Aboriginal justice groups have said the Northern Territories government’s new law setting a $15,300 cap on false imprisonment compensation will reduce government liability in prisons, and that it went against the government’s commitment to the Convention against Torture which Australia ratified in 2017. The Personal InjuryRead More →

The first application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s decision under Ontario law building law was fired. In SOTA Dental Studio Inc. c. Andrid Group Ltd.2022 ONSC 2254 (“SOTA“), a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court unanimously dismissed the owner’s application for judicial review of an arbitrator’s order requiring paymentRead More →

Monday, May 9, 2022, 12:10 p.m.Press Release: Rotorua Lakes Council The Rotorua Lakes Council will strongly oppose an application for judicial review of a decision by the Rotorua Lakes Council to bring the Rotorua District Council (Arrangements of Representation) Bill to Parliament. The application was lodged in the High CourtRead More →

On day two of the judicial review of two Greater Victoria school board trustees who were censured and suspended for bullying and harassment, lawyers debated whether the board had the authority to suspend elected officials and whether the suspension was a reasonable sanction . School District 61 administrators Diane McNallyRead More →

The landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade is about to be canceled. A leaked draft Supreme Court decision shows how judges should decide an abortion case. Protesters gathered in Washington to express their thoughts on the issue. Abby Johnson, former director of the Planned Parenthood Clinic, joins us to offerRead More →

The nation’s top federal agency charged with protecting consumers from financial crime released a report last week highlighting the rural challenges of the current banking system. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) report, “Challenges in Rural Banking Access”, found that rural communities are more likely to lack access to physicalRead More →